Senior represents U.S. debate team in Scotland

Michelle Choi ’12 participated in the World Schools Debate Championship this August in Dundee, Scotland as part of the United States team. She was one of five debaters representing the U.S. at the event. The American team finished 4-4 and did not advance out of preliminary rounds into elimination rounds. Alumnus Ben Sprung-Keyser ’11 was […]

Debater reaches octofinals at national tournament

By Susan Wang The debate team competed in the Tournament of Champions, a prestigious annual tournament during the first weekend of May, at the University of Kentucky last weekend. Jake Sonnenberg ’11 advanced the farthest, reaching the octafinals where he competed in elimination rounds with 15 other students. Ben Sprung-Keyser ’11 and Michelle Choi ’12 each won at least five out […]

Debate team wins in Iowa invitationals, moves forward

By David Lim and Ana Scuric Lincoln-Douglas debaters will head off this weekend to the St. Mark School’s Heart of Texas Invitational in Dallas and The New York City Invitational at The Bronx High School of Science. Both tournaments are among the most competitive in the country and will be attended by eight members of […]

4 to debate for U.S. in Korea, Qatar

By Matthew Lee Four students will represent the United States at international debate tournaments in Korea and Qatar. Juniors Jake Sonnenberg ’11 and Ben Sprung-Keyser ’11 will be competing in Korea in November as well as competing in Qatar in February. Miranda Van Iderstine ’13 and Luke Holthouse ’13 will be competing in Qatar in […]

Debate team attends tournament at Yale

By Hana Al-Henaid Seven members of the Harvard-Westlake debate team attended the Yale Invitational Tournament last weekend. All debaters competed in Lincoln-Douglas debate and were accompanied by their coach, Michael Beitz. In preparation for the new school year, the novices who competed in the tournament, Katharine Hong ’10, Lauren Seo ’10, Jeffrey Sperling ’11, and […]